WEB091720 - So You Want to Be Inclusive? Fostering an LGBTQ-Inclusive Climate *TBT*
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Despite recent progress toward equality for LGBTQ people, societal stigma and discrimination remain strong, and members of the LGBTQ community continue to face barriers when accessing social services. After participation in this webinar, you will be able to competently and confidently use LGBTQ-specific terminology, recognize the barriers LGBTQ people face in navigating and accessing social services, and apply LGBTQ-inclusive practices to mitigate these barriers. This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET.

When: Thursday, September 17, 2020
2:00 - 3:30 PM (ET)
Where: Online
United States
Contact: 614-848-5958

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Webinar Registration by September 16, 2020: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 Training Contact Hours

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern). Throwback Thursday Live Webinar

Despite recent progress toward legal and social equality for LGBTQ people, research shows that LGBTQ communities are disproportionately impacted by high unemployment and homelessness rates.  Surveys of LGBTQ people also confirm that many continue to struggle with inadequate access to service providers, health care, and housing. Particularly, suicide rates among LGBTQ youth remain exorbitantly high.  As a key person of contact in moments of crisis, it is imperative that a service coordinator be equipped with an LGBTQ-inclusive toolkit for best practices.  This toolkit will a) enable service coordinators to competently use LGBTQ-specific terminology, b) allow them to understand and be sensitive to the socio-cultural barriers many LGBTQ people experience c) and provide them with LGBTQ resources that they may further direct their residents to.

Who Should Attend: All

Learning Objectives:

1.      Gain competency in basic LGBTQ terminology 

2.      Recognize barriers LGBTQ people face in navigating and accessing social services

3.      Apply LGBTQ-inclusive practices and direct constituents to relevant resources 


About the Presenter

Mia Fischer is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver.  Her research and teaching focuses on LGBTQ media representations and the ongoing struggles of LGBTQ communities to access civil rights.  She is the author of Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State (University of Nebraska Press), and her work has also been published in numerous academic journals.  Mia’s online presence includes a blog at miafischer.wordpress.com and her Twitter profile, @MiaFischer.  With her expertise pertaining to matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Mia also regularly leads workshops on LGBTQ inclusive teaching, as well as workplace practices.  She is also a co-leader of Dances for Solidarity Denver, a prison-pen-pal project that connects with incarcerated people all across the country through letter writing and dance.  

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s): 

Additional Recommended: Monitoring and Evaluating Services; Effective Advocacy; Cultural Competency; Current Trends in Affordable Housing and Healthy Aging